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Samurai Swordsmanship from Black Belt Magazine features Black Belt Hall of Fame member Masayuki Shimabukuro (Weapons Instructor of the Year, 2006) and his senior student, Carl E. Long, demonstrating and explaining the history, construction, rituals and techniques associated with the samurai sword. Volume 3 covers advanced concepts and features interviews with both instructors. Topics include mat cutting, forms, uniform care, sword etiquette, cleaning your weapon, thrusts, drawing and sheathing the sword and much more.

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  • Actors: Masayuki Shimabukuro, Carl E. Long
  • Directors: Black Belt Communications
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Bayview Entertainment/Widowmaker
  • DVD Release Date: July 1, 2008
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0017TCSMQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,079 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Harold J. Lake Jr. on July 28, 2010
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This series of videos is a must have for any sword enthusiast who does not have access to in-class training. The first video shows the new "practitioner" how to bow and show respect, as well as gives direction to quite a few simple techniques and katas. The second and third video allow the viewer to experience progressively more complex forms and techniques. I have personally read many articles and own several books written by Masayuki Shimabukuro and have found that every product that he and his American student have put out, is of the highest quality. Great video quality and very informational. Well worth the purchase.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By G. E. Glau on November 7, 2013
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Well done videos (I bought all three) with clear and concise instruction and demonstration. I have learned much and enjoy watching them over and over. You can't absorb all the information they give you with one viewing. I would highly recommend this video series for the serious Samurai Sword enthusiast!
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Hoping upon hope that this would be a truly "advanced" video, but not so much. Sensei's technique is awesome, but that's not what students need to see in an instructional video. We need to see single and two person kata that we can replicate for practice, to improve our techniques. Watching sensei Shimabukuro show off rudimentary Iaido - drawing, cutting and sheathing the katana - and I use the words "show off" purposely make this video look like a vanity project rather than an instructional video. Although I haven't found a good Iaido video yet, there are better sword videos - mostly by Aikido practitioners. I recommend passing this one over.
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By Johnny in Texas on February 21, 2015
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good starting point... get the accompanying book and all 3 videos... and get a practice sword and a pratice space... makes a good way to learn the basics... but nothing replaces a teacher.
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By taro on March 1, 2015
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Good companion to the book by the same author, very instructive, very detailed.
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By jim kelly on May 6, 2015
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It was great for me.
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By Albert Silver on February 8, 2015
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GREAT DVD.
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By Christopher Boston on January 19, 2015
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Good.
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